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A Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a 32-year-old carpenter, Onyekachi Agu seven years imprisonment for pouring acid on his ex-girlfriend and his rival Aishat Adefarati and Mansur Ahmed respectively
Delivering his judgement, Justice Oyindamola Ogala on Wednesday, gave the verdict after finding Agu guilty of a count of causing grievous bodily harm to the two victims in 2020.
The state prosecutor, Uju Uwangaze had told the court that Agu committed the offence on July 3, 2020, at Gangare Hotel, Mile 12, in Lagos.
She said Agu traced the victims to the hotel and poured acid on them.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The convict however pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
In her judgment, Justice Ogala found the defendant guilty on the grounds of his confessional statement and sentenced him accordingly.
“The defendant is hereby sentenced to imprisonment of seven years with hard labour and the sentence is to run concurrently,” the judge ruled.
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